Thursday, November 16, 2017

Garden of Eden Botanical Arboretum


Located on the northeast coast of the Hawaiian island of Maui, the Garden of Eden is an island paradise worthy of its name. It was created in 1991 by Alan Bradbury, a certified arborist and musician. Mr. Bradbury's original intent was to create a recording studio retreat, but he soon discovered that the salty, humid air was not good for his recording equipment. Not wanting to let the gardens go to waste, he decided to make it a place where people could enjoy the natural ecosystem of the island. He named it, "Pua Nani," which means "flower from heaven." When it was opened to the public in 1996, many visitors said it looked like the biblical Garden of Eden. The name stuck.

The Garden of Eden Botanical Arboretum covers 25 acres and has 500 labeled tropical plants. It's claim to fame is that it was seen in the opening sequence of the movie, Jurassic Park. Don't worry though, you won't see any dinosaurs roaming around if you visit.   


The garden is open daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Cost of admission is $15.00 per adult and $5.00 per child. 

9 comments:

  1. Bummer, for fifteen bucks, I want dinosaurs!

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    1. Dinosaurs would definitely make it more interesting!

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  2. Who wouldn't want to see the Garden of Eden?

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    1. With a name like that, you have to see it!

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  3. I'm with Alex...actually we tried to visit this garden but an impending huge storm was due and places were closing up. Everyone was off to surf big waves.

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  4. Have you heard of the Eden Project in south-west England. That's the Garden of Eden (although this one does look lovely).
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    1. I have not heard of the Eden Project. I'll have to learn more about it.

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    2. It's the world's largest indoor Rain Forest among many other things. Visitors often combine it with a visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Two wonderful stories for you to follow-up!

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